3008 Mosby Street
Arlington, VA 22305
Phone: 703-548-8261
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Russ Adams has written about bar code and other automatic identification technologies since 1983. He was Editor-in-Chief of ID Systems Magazine (no longer published and formerly called Bar Code News) from 1983 to 1987, and was Technical Editor of Frontline Solutions Magazine (no longer published and formerly called Automatic ID News) from 1987 to 2000. He has written three books about bar code (Reading Between The Lines, The Black and White Solution and Sourcebook of Automatic Identification And Data Collection). In addition, Mr. Adams worked as a Patent Examiner and Supervisor at the United States Patent & Trademark Office for 34 years prior to his retirement in June 2004. He is a Registered Patent Agent (Registration No. 56,134) and is licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in patent cases. Mr. Adams has been an expert witness in patent litigations and specializes in invalidating patent claims. In 1975, Mr. Adams built an Altair 8800, one of the first personal computers (even before Apple and the IBM PC) and has been active in personal computing. He was a hardware and software reviewer for InfoWorld and has written more than 300 articles in various computer publications. In 1979, Mr. Adams was technical program chairman for the National Computer Conference 1979's Personal Computing Festival in New York City (a time when Bill Gates answered his own phone when called to participate). Mr Adams was an early adopter of the Internet and obtained one of the first non-university accounts in 1994. On November 1, 1994, he started BarCode 1® ( as a free source of information about bar code technology on the Internet. He was publisher of "The Adams Chronicle", an industry newsletter, for 10 years. He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Physics from the University of Florida.